After word leaked that President Barack Obama had privately criticized Donald Trump’s disastrous mishandling of the coronavirus crisis, racist thug Mitch McConnell called Obama “classless” and told him to shut his mouth. Where does someone as scuzzy as McConnell get off saying boo to someone as genuine as Obama?
On Wednesday, President Obama answered that question with this tweet:
Despite all the time that’s been lost, we can still make real progress against the virus, protect people from the economic fallout, and more safely approach something closer to normal if we start making better policy decisions now.https://t.co/pfokyI8GiB
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 13, 2020
Yes, it’s subtle. But President Obama’s reference to “all the time that’s been lost” is a clear criticism of Donald Trump’s negligence and abject failure to lead during this crisis. Obama is going to have a whole lot more to say as this election unfolds. Mitch McConnell is going to wish he’d kept his own mouth shut.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report